Port Health Officer

Port Health Officer – (Fixed Term Contract until December 2022)

£47,387 to £54,310 per annum inclusive of Outer London Weighting, and all other payments

We are looking for two enthusiastic Environmental Health Practitioners to fulfil the role of Port Health Officer, working for the London Port Health Authority in the various ports covered, both north and south of the river Thames.

The post will allow the successful candidates to practice a wide range of imported food control work at London Gateway, one of the newest Border Control Posts in Great Britain and at Tilbury Docks, Tilbury 2, Purfleet and Thamesport which all cater for a variety of bulk and containerised traffic.  The exit from the EU means you will deal with existing third country imports and European cargo, with a wide range of foodstuffs.  The port health staff operate in multi-skilled teams comprising of Port Health Officers, Official Veterinarians and Port Health technical Officers. 

There is contractual paid weekend work of 1 Saturday and Sunday 6 in addition to a working 37-hour week.  Candidates will need to have a full driving licence and their own car as public transport to the place of work is not sufficient at present. Casual user allowance rates are paid for eligible in work journeys. The weekday hours are on a rotating shift pattern of early, day and late shifts between 0600 to 2200 respectively with a 30-minute lunch break.

You should be able to communicate effectively with agents and importers, prioritise and organise your workload both for yourself and for the team. You will need computer skills for Microsoft office suite and training will be given for the specialist computer inventory systems used to control container movements and our internal management control system.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Matthew Purkiss or Peter Markwell, Assistant Director (acting) at London Gateway on 0207 332 1101.

The closing date for this position is Monday the 25th of October 2021 at 12 Noon.

To apply online, please visit https://careers.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number MCP208 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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